Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation Center San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 196,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation Center San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
BSF International LLC N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 196,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys Town of Italy NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,046,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids First Enterprise United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 46,909,665

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